Burning Regulations

There are designated burn days within the City of Rio Rancho, as determined by the on-duty Battalion Chief. He/she will make the decision based on weather conditions and the inherent fire dangers present at that time. 

Regulations for Burning

  • Dry tumbleweeds only (no trash or large logs) that are kept in a cleared area. 
  • The pile must not exceed 3-feet by 3-feet by 3-feet high. 
  • A water source and shovel must be kept at the site and the fire must be monitored and attended to at all times. 

For the burn status on any given day, please call the Burn Line at 505-891-7268. Please check it often as weather conditions change.